[OS X TeX] Kudos to everyone

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Mon Feb 27 11:09:47 EST 2006

On 27.02.2006, at 16:58, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 27 févr. 06 à 16:17, Gerben Wierda a écrit :
>> I am a big film fan and do like SF as well (and I can read German).
> Same here (though my ability to read German has largely decreased  
> since I studied it back at school in the late 70s, without  
> practicing much afterwards). Is there some place where your thesis  
> can be downloaded from?
>> PS and *very* OT. Good SF movies: "The  day the earth stood still",
>> "Soylent Green", "Silent Running (or something to that effect)",  
>> "Solaris"
>> (both the Tarkovsky and the Clooney versions, parts of the Tarkovsky
>> version were shot in Japan and displayed in mirror image because  
>> there was
>> not enough traffic in the Soviet Union :-), "Stalker", "Blade Runner
>> (after Philip K. Dick's novel "Do androids dream of electric  
>> sheep?"),
>> "2001" (wonderful physics, terrible AI stuff from Marvin Minsky) and
>> several more.
> Some more: "Forbidden Planet"; "Alien" (though whether it's SF may  
> be debatable); or, in another division, the "Space: 1999" TV  
> series, or "The Outer Limits" (« Au-delà du réel » in French).
> Regarding "Silent Running", is this this movie about IIRC a  
> spaceship containing the last samples of terrestrial flora and  
> fauna, plus some biologists taking care of them?

It's also called "Treehuggers from Outerspace" ;). And don't forget  
the terrible Joan Baez soundtrack.


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is generally accepted, 'don't fly too high', or whether it might also  
be thought of as: 'forget about the wax and feathers, and do a better  
job on the wings." Stanley Kubrick

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